Friday, February 19, 2010

What would we do without Grandma??

This is a picture of Grandma with Will's cousin Miles.
Will is extremely lucky to have his Grandma living with us, or Gigi as he calls her. Will stays with her while Kevin and I work on Mondays and Wednesdays and she is our lifesaver!! As many of you know I am very overprotective when it comes to Will and I only trust a couple of people to care for him so he is lucky to have a grandma that gets to spoil him rotten on a daily basis (no matter how much Kevin and I protest, Lol). They have such a great relationship and he learns so much from her! Grandma has so much more patience than most people and that is definitely a plus living with Will! They play the sillies game and I can often hear them somewhere in the house just giggling. Kevin and I are so happy that Will has someone who loves him so much and that we feel comfortable leaving him with when we need to get away for some adult conversation! Will loves her so much! Truly, I don't know what we would do without her! Thank God for Grandma!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A day in the life...

This is just a glimpse at what you can find if you leave Will alone for just a second or any three year old for that matter! We had received a box the day before and had neglected to take it outside, well the next morning Will (who loves boxes by the way, because it often means presents) took it upon himself to empty that box all over the house. He had a blast playing in them, you couldn't help but laugh and just watch with a huge smile on your face. That is until it was time to clean them up. Now I don't know if any of you have had the pleasure of cleaning up those packing peanuts in the winter with all of the static but it was an all day event!! I am certain that we will not forget to take the box out to the trash next time we get a package!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

New Title

I changed the title of our blog. First off because I am not keeping track of what Will eats anymore. He is still on GF/CF diet most of the time (when he isn't grabbing a whole pack of hot dog buns and hiding under the table) and his food doesn't differ that often so no need to keep track in that way. I will still add our "favorite foods" to the list on the right as we try new things.

Secondly, Kevin and I watched Temple Grandin last night and that is what Temple's mom had said to one of her teachers', that Temple was "different, but not less" and that really touched Kevin and I. It was an amazing movie, so touching and informative. It is playing on HBO right now and I recommend watching it.

So often, people think that disabled or special needs people are less and don't deserve their respect or even their attention and that is so wrong! Will is such a great, sweet, fabulous kid and is definitely not less, just a little different. If anything, he is so much more!

Monday, February 1, 2010

On the Move!!

Well we moved mid December to Snellville, GA! It is a great OLD (35 years old!) house but has so much character. It really screams KEVIN more than me but I do love it as well. It is 3 bedroom ranch with a sunroom and a huge playroom for Will. It also has a detached garage and 2 story barn for Kevin and a full sand volleyball court out back!! We haven't unpacked all the boxes yet but it is feeling more and more like home every day.

Will had a hard time with the transition but it didn't last too long. With the move and with Christmas we gave him a break from his GF/CF diet and I really couldn't tell that big of a difference besides his eczema has gotten really bad. But we are ready to get back into gear to see if that clears it up.

He actually has been talking really well lately. Some days he doesn't talk as much as others, and he doesn't always answer you but overall he is asking questions and interacting. It is so wonderful to hear him talk and even sing!

Will is also on the move lately! He has been attempting to "escape" as much as he can in the new house. We haven't gotten a fence up in the back yard and he figured out in a big hurry how to unlock the sliding glass door. Uh-Oh!! You can't turn your head for a second because he is either trying to get outside or dumping something out. He even pushed a chair up to one of the windows in the sunroom and climbed out!! Of course, Grandma was watching him and Kevin grabbed him while he was in the yard but what a scare!!

So a lot of changes lately, and besides still working on the behavior issues, Will has come such a long way and I am so proud of him!!

I love my little pie!